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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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What does “Can't send message on card 1, error 21” mean?

I'm trying to send an SMS with Messenger on my new Nexus 5X running Lollipop, but sending always fails with Can't send message on card 1, error 21. Receiving SMS and making phone calls works fine. ...
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Why can't my contacts see photos I send via SMS?

Trying to download SMS programs, tried a few, so to have better customizable color options as the new Samsung Galaxy sucks for that. Everything I have tried, whatsapp, GO SMS Pro, Viber, Hangouts, ...
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how to change your secure messages passcode if you've forgotten it?

So i put messages in my secure message , and when i go back and put in all the passwords i could think of , i couldnt figure it out so i need help
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How to remotely turn mobile data on if phone is missing

In the event that I loose my phone, like what happened today, when I left it at a store, I want my mobile data to be switched on. This is primarily for two reasons: Lockwatch will send photographs ...
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How to restore SMS from adb backup file without root

Similar question to this one: I have an ANDROID BACKUP file containing SMS history, produced from phone A using adb. That phone is gone, and this file is the only record I have of that history. I ...
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forward sms to new number on the same phone

I have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.4. I am switching phone service providers from T-Mobile to Ting wireless. is there a way that phone calls and (more importantly) text messages ...
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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message?

I'm using a service to report SMS spam via text messages. First step is to forward the text message, and the second step is to send a text message containing the phone number of the spammer. I ...
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Default message auto delete texts

On a S5 how can I have messages from one contact not automatically delete? I can set all contacts to automatically delete, but I want one to be an exception.
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“Message Not Sent” notifications for days

I replied to an SMS but my message couldn't be delivered. I presume because the originating number wasn't a mobile number but the fixed line on the sender. Now I'm getting that notification in the ...
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Is it possible to locate deleted messages (sms) on a zte maven?

recently cleaned excess crap from friends ZTE812 MAVEN only to discover they wanted to keep the text messages. I haven't factory reset, only surface delete. Is it possible to recover those messages, ...
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Cannot send or receive SMS on my Moto G XT 1033 (1st Gen) on Cyanogenmod 13

I cannot send or receive SMS on my Moto G XT 1033 (1st Generation) on Cyanogenmod 13 official build. It's a dual SIM phone and only one SIM is working now. This is th first time I'm rooting and ...
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Listen to text messages

Can somebody help with how can I listen to text messages on my phone? One of my friend using this same feature now I want to know how it works. Is there any way I can listen to my texts?
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Find speech-to-text created SMS history through search

One day I stumbled upon a history of all my speech-to-text created texts when I talked into my phone through a text message my phone recorded the messages that I was saying and I could replay them all ...
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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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How can I tell if an app uses up texts?

I have limited texts for my no-contract phone, and I've been looking for lightweight apps that don't use up texts- things like Whatsapp, Kik, Signal, etc. I know those don't, at least if the other ...
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Android - Can't send SMS to short numbers

I am using Android 6.0 and when I try to send SMS (via Hangouts or Messenger) to a 4-digit number I get a confirmation pop-up and then an error saying "can't send message with %SIM_name%, error 28" ...
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How do i forward a text with a link?

I'm using Motorola Moto E (first gen) running Android 5.1. I'm fairly new to Android, I know I could forward message if I tap and press on the message for a while, wait for the dropdown menu to pop ...
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All texts grouped under own phone number

I have android 4.4.4, using republic wireless. For some reason, all of my texts are being grouped under my own phone number, and instead of being identified as my contacts, only the senders phone ...
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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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How do I open a Photo attached to a text Message?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S and have been sent a Text message with a photo but cannot find out how to open the photo to view when I touch the message thread it just comes up with message ...
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My S4 Mini won't (even try to) send text messages

I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or ...
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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

My friend (who texts me a lot of pictures of his kids) sent me a barrage of pictures and one video. Ever since then, texting him is excruciatingly slow. These things happen: Just getting our text ...
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Samsung sending SMS automatically on Idea Cellular (although no charge)

I have two Samsung Galaxy Young Duos (GT-S6312) mobiles, both have Idea Connection. I noticed from last few days that my both mobile suddenly send SMS to some number at same time. The SMS log does not ...
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Why is my LG G3 receiving text messages with the wrong words?

I am using the LG G3 on AT&T's network. When receiving messages from a Galaxy S5, also on AT&T's network, the last part of the message shows words that the other person did not send to me. If ...
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How can I transfer SMS messages from my old iPhone to my new Android phone?

I think my previous SMS are stored somewhere in iTunes, can I get them back and store them in my new Android?
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Why are my replies to a group text appearing multiple times?

It used to be that when I would reply to a group text, my reply would only show up once. Now all of the sudden when I reply, my reply shows up multiple times. If 5 people are on this group text, my ...
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SMS messages won't delete no matter what

I have a phone which has thousands of SMS. Now it's very difficult to delete them all and the SMS app always hangs. I have tried the following to no avail: Select All SMS > Delete Downloaded SMS ...
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merge sms conversations

I know that Hangouts can do this but I have a contact that has 14 different numbers and merged all of its conversation to one. The problem is when new message arrives from one of these numbers and I ...
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what is the best way to securely send SMS?

what is the best way to securely send details like bank account, credit card etc through SMS ? is there any apps available for free ?
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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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How do I back up SMS without using (broken) touchscreen on Nexus 4?

I have a rooted n4 with USB debugging enabled. The touchscreen is smashed, totally. There is an image on the screen, but it is not possible to enter any commands via the touchscreen. The device ...
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Disable Smileys on Verizon Messages+ App

I'm running stock Android 5.1.1 on a Galaxy S6. I use Messages+ as the primary messaging app. There are these ugly looking images called "Smileys", which are separate things from emojis. These ...
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Sent text (SMS) messages sometimes show up under wrong contact's conversation

I'm on a Nexus One with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion), and recently I've noticed some sent messages go into the wrong contact's conversation: I send a message to person ABC, the person ...
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Galaxy Y autommatically sends SMS at each boot

When I restart my phone then 1 SMS is sent automatically, and I get charged for this everytime by Rs. 1. What could that be, and how can it be disabled?
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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SMS-only to Data-only texting

My wife has an unlimited SMS plan, but she doesn't have a data plan or access to WiFi. I have a data plan, and can receive unlimited SMS but I can't send them for free. We're both on Android. Is ...
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Auto sending sms

My Iball andi 5k panther is sending SMS automatically everyday after every few hours.I just get a pop up saying Message sent, 1rs deducted.It doesn't show any number to which SMS was sent I do have ...
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Enable Hangouts SMS Notification on second user

I'm using Android with a main user and a secondary user account. How can I enable notifications when I receive a new SMS? This notifications are apearing in the main user only. For the secundary ...
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Why has my android messaging app stopped working?

All of a sudden now when I go to open my stock messaging app, it doesn't open the messages any more or let me write new ones. Instead it always says that the app isn't responding, forcing me to close ...
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App sending spam messages to my contacts

My phone sent the following message to all of my contacts: Install this voice messenger just to talk http://mrv.withmechat.us/Cun I know I didn't send this message and not to mention it sent it ...
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When typing, automatically replace specific characters with others (ie accented uppercase Greek vowels)

I'm looking for an app or other way to automatically replace specific characters with others, from a list of my definition. This should be done in every possible text edit field, inline. Ideally I ...
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With the Google Voice app, is it possible to send an SMS to multiple people?

I know from the web interface, you can send messages to up to 10 people. However, I haven't figured out how to send an SMS message to multiple people using the Google Voice Android app. Is it ...
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SMS shows up in alert box. Why?

I have recently been using a particular 2-step authentication system and there is something odd about the SMS messages I am sent which I have never seen before. When I receive and SMS from the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Stardust. How do I send multiple messages but protect privacy?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stardust. How can I send one message to multiple people without each individual person seeing each others phone numbers and/or responses? I have attempted to do this with the ...
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SMS shows service center as null and send date well in the past

I got this SMS today (actually twice in a gap of an hour) which had an empty body and shows as from contact number 0 with all other information being vague, like: Sent on 10 September 2011 ...
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Every SMS application crashing after updating Cyanogen

I have updated my Nexus 4 to CyanogenMod 12.1. The exact version number is: 12.1-20151007-SNAPSHOT-YOG4PA0334-mako. I previously used nightly version which was also based on CM 12.1. I was using ...
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Text in Japanese appear as blank

I have a Motorola Moto G 3rd gen with Version 5.1.1 and would like to send text messages in Japanese. I've installed an app "Google Japanese Input" and I can type in Japanese, send e-mails, post on ...
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Hangouts Changing Text Number for Contact

Early last week, it appeared that one of my contacts just stopped replying to my text messages in Hangouts. Upon further inspection, I discovered that the conversation I had been replying to had ...
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